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Contact Address Details:

The Office of the Vice- President National Emblem
Website: www.ovp.gov.gm
PMB
State House
Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 4224102
                     4227822

Fax:              4227034

Email: info@ovp.gov.gm


 







Background Information:
The Office of the Vice- President is the Second Highest Executive Office in The Gambia and currently carries with it a Departmental ministerial portfolio (Dept. of Women's Affairs).

Isatou Njie-Saidy:
The current vice-president of The Gambia is Mrs. Isatou Njie-Saidy (also spelt Aisatu). She was born in the village of Kuntaya, North Bank Region  on 5th March 1952 and has 4 children. Like many people of here generation she speaks several languages namely: English, French, Fula, Wollof and Mandinka.

Education:
Between 1959 and 1964 she attended the Brikama Primary School. Then between 1964- 1970 she attended Armitage High School, Georgetown (Janjangbureh) where she obtained GCE "0" Level in 4 subjects. The following year in 1971 she entered the Yundum Teacher's Training College where she qualified in 1974. Between July 1979 to December, 1979 she entered the Research Institute for Management Science, RVB, Delft, The Netherlands where she was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management.

Sept. - Nov. 1981 she was enrolled in The University of the Philippines, Institute for small-scale Industries. Obtained Certificate following course in small-scale Industrial Information Management (SINFOMAN).

Sept. 1988: The University College of Swansea, University of Wales. Obtained M.Sc. Economics (in Social and Economic Development).

Working Career:
Between 1970 - 1972 she began her working career as a pupil teacher in Secondary School. She formally came into the Government in July 1996 when she became the Minister of Health. The following year on the 20th March 1997 she was appointed to the position of VP and the Secretary of State for Health, Social Welfare and Women's Affairs.

Mrs. Isatou Njie Saidy is not only the first woman to control the office of the Vice President of the Gambia, but she is also the first woman to have achieved this position in West Africa.

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